The Arctic Biodiversity Congress, a gathering of global experts on the Arctic's flora and fauna, was held in Rovaniemi, northern Finland in October 2018. Hear from WWF and CAFF specialists:
Tom Arnbom, WWF-Sweden, on the future of snow cover in the Arctic
Gert Polet, WWF-Netherlands, on bowhead whale conservation
Melissa Nacke, WWF-Canada, on integrating marine mammal data into shipping routes
Doug Chiasson, WWF-Canada, on circumpolar commercial fisheries
Courtney Price, CAFF, on her favourite presentation from the congress
Tom Barry, CAFF, on what made this Congress different.
At the same time, future Arctic leaders were also gathering at the Arctic Youth Summit. WWF and CAFF hosted the 7-day event to give youth a voice and a platform for their views on how best to protect the Arctic. The 35 participants come from the eight Arctic States as well as the Arctic Council’s observer states.
Senior Advisor, Arctic and marine
Senior Specialist, Arctic Fisheries
Specialist, Arctic shipping and marine conservation
Unit Head, Forests & Wildlife – WWF-Netherlands
Future Arctic leaders are gathering today at the Arctic Youth Summit in Rovaniemi, northern Finland.